Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) today launched the highly-anticipated, all-new Arteon R-Line.
Locally assembled at the Volkswagen plant in Pekan, Pahang, the Arteon R-Line is priced at RM221,065 on the road without insurance.
The five-door fastback, which is Volkswagen’s flagship model, is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre TSI engine that is paired to a 7-speed DSG gearbox, producing 190 PS and 320 Nm of torque.
Since it is an R-Line model, the Arteon’s exterior features frameless doors, an aggressive front chrome grill with R-Line badge, LED headlights and taillights with dynamic indicators, a rugged black rear spoiler, 19” Montevideo alloy wheels, lower chrome trimmings, and an All Weather Light system.
Also worth mentioning here is that the Arteon has a huge boot with 563-litres of storage space, with an Easy Open boot function.
Inside, front passengers get 14-way ErgoComfort seats decked in R-Line badging, while the driver is able to enjoy an additional massage function.
For audiophiles, the Arteon is fitted with a Dynaudio sound system that offers a premium audio experience with its 11 speakers, 16 channel digital amplifier, one subwoofer and 700W of sheer sound luxury.
Adding to the luxurious ambience are Silver Rise aluminium inserts, Titanium Black headliner, an analog clock and 3-color ambient lighting.
With sharp resolution and higher clarity, the 11.7” Digital Cockpit allows drivers access to driving data with six customizable screen views and over 30 combination options, including 2D and 3D navigation and a full 100% map view.
Connectivity at your fingertips, the 9.2” Discover Pro touchscreen infotainment system allows drivers to connect wirelessly via Apple Car Play, and available for Android Auto and Mirrorlink via a Type C USB port. The system offers voice control, gesture control and is even customizable to feature a split screen view.
For those wanting to customise their drive, the all-new Arteon R-Line comes with Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC), which offers up to 15 selectable increments and five different driving modes – Eco, Comfort, Normal, Sport and Individual.
Where safety is concerned, the Arteon R-Line features Post Collision Braking System that prevents a second collision; Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS) that takes preventive measures during a collision by cutting the fuel supply, unlocking the door and turning on the hazard lights; and Electronic Different Lock (XDS) that improves traction and reduce understeer.
Other standard safety features are Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Brake Assist (BA), Hill-hold Control, Proactive Passenger Protection System and Active Bonnet for pedestrian protection.
The Arteon also comes with the Area View 360 camera that combines the use of all four cameras to offer a complete bird’s eye view. This screen is customizable and available in full or split views.
The Arteon R-Line is equipped with Tyre Pressure Monitoring System which monitors individual tyres pressure; and manoeuvre braking that automatically applies brakes to prevent a collision when it senses an object at speeds of up to 10kmph.
Available in 5 colours - Manganese Grey, Turmeric Yellow, Pyrite Silver; Deep Black, Oryx White Pearl – the Volkswagen Arteon R-Line also comes with 3 years free maintenance, 5 years unlimited mileage warranty and 5 years roadside assistance.